Costa Mesa Dentist talks understanding your explanation of benefits (EOB)
By Libby Dahl, Office Manager
We accept all PPO insurances at Advanced Dental Care! If you are using dental insurance at your dental visits, you will receive an Explanation of Benefits or EOB either by mail or email shortly after your visit. EOBs can be confusing, because they look a lot like invoices (and nobody likes invoices!). An EOB is provided to patients covered by insurance to explain what services were rendered by a provider and what the insurance company paid for on behalf of the patient.
Learning how to read EOBs is very useful to making sure you are aware of what your insurance company covers for you and instances where they did not pay for a service. A standard dental EOB will have the subscriber’s name, the patient’s name, your member ID, and the claim number. It is important to make sure that your information is correct so there are no mix-ups with another patient.